March 10, 2017

 

5 Essential Chords for Math Rock, Emo Styles, and Post Rock

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Hey, Steve here. In this video, I'll show you 5 chords that are very useful for writing math rock, emo, and post rock styles of music with. I have used these chords for many years and I would like to share them with you. All of the lesson materials which are used in the video can be found below, and, if you would like a Guitar Pro version of all the exercises to practice along to, head over to my patreon page, thanks.


Major 7 Variations

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Minor 7 Variations

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Major 9 Variations
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Minor 9 Variations

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Minor 11 Variations

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Wolves Flying Kites - I can't See (Full Chords Example)

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Full Chords Example 2

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Major 7 Chords - 3 Note Examples
essential chords


Minor 7 Chords - 3 Note Examplesessential chords


essential chords


Major 7 Chords (Not Actually Chords, The Are Intervals) - 2 Note Examplesessential chords


Minor 7 Chords (Not Actually Chords, The Are Intervals) - 2 Note Examplesessential chords


essential chords


essential chords


essential chords


essential chords

Recommended Gear For Those New To Playing Math Rock & Emo Styles

These pieces of gear are a good place to start. A telecaster has that characteristic sound you'll hear on many of your favorite records. Stick it in the middle pickup position, and you'll have that desired sound straight away. The Yamaha THR5 is perfect for home practice, and has a bunch of modulation effects so you can try those out to see if you want to make them as part of your core sound. I have chorus on all the time. A compression pedal is very useful for tapping so I recommend trying one of those out, and lastly an overdrive to add more gain when needed!